Lina

A caring and dependable pet-sitter with experience!

Newtown
11w ago
Last activity
Doggy Day Care
Doggy day care
Daytime care, at the sitter's home
10 AUD for each additional pet
40 AUD
/day
All services and rates

About Lina

Hi!

My name is Lina and I'm a 24 year old female working professional who works 5 days a week with 2-3 days working from home. This makes my time super flexible and comfortable for pet sitting! I became interested in pet sitting after my friend needed me to cat sit her 3 cats while she travelled for a month and I enjoyed it so much and took really well to it!

When she brought the cats to me, she informed me that she recently took them to the vet and discovered that one of them had an eye infection. Additionally, another of her cars was a kitten with cat flu so had to be separated from the other cats. I can now say I have a lot of practical experience and research under my belt on how to navigate infections and other issues when it comes to pet sitting cats.

I can happily say that the cat's eye infection has now healed as I made sure to regularly and routinely provide medication in the form of an antibiotic ointment and eye drops administered twice a day as prescribed. I enjoyed my time spent with the cats even if they had to be kept separate due to cat flu and I can also say that the feeling was mutual as the cats are still excited to visit to this day and thoroughly enjoy playtime.

I also have experience introducing new pets to each other as my friend asked me to introduce a resident cat to a new kitten and after a lot of research, patience and loving care, I successfully introduced them to each other who are now the best of friends despite getting off to a rocky start due to their troubled childhoods.

I'm a sensitive, caring and passionate person who loves animals and has a deep affinity for living things while also being responsible and reliable with all things including work and taking care of others. Pet-sitting is ideal for me given the nature of my job which involves 7 hours of work a day, 5 days a week, with 2-3 of those days working from home. I'm a very chill, low-key person otherwise with my weekends mostly spent reading, watching tv, taking up hobbies like sewing or jigsaw puzzles or life admin like cleaning or shopping.

I live in an apartment in Newtown but I live on the ground floor with a balcony in a closed off courtyard with shop fronts so it is very quiet, private and modern as the apartment is newly renovated and clean with vinyl wood flooring and pet-friendly furniture (I furnished the place myself!) I own a cat tree and drinking fountain as well as other pet items due to my tendency to go above and beyond for the pets I sit because I love seeing them happy and excited!

I pretty much live alone as I have one housemate who stays with his partner so I don't see him very often as he rarely comes back to the house. He is however a current university student studying medicine and computer science at USYD who is also willing to provide care and help for the cats while I am in the office if need be. He also has a love for cats and has happily offered help in the past when I have been pet-sitting for friends or acquaintances.

It can get lonely and boring sometimes so pet-sitting also provides an ideal opportunity to make a positive difference, help others while also benefiting from getting a little spark back into a routine life. Let me know what arrangements work for you!

My rates are negotiable but ideally I would charge $5 an hour if it's for less than a week or $250 if it's for a period of a week or more.

I'm happy to discuss what sort of services this would involve such as house sitting, vet visits, purchases of toys and other items, pet walking, feeding, grooming, bathing, play dates, providing pet-friendly accomodation, administering medicine etc.

Looking forward to meeting you and making some more furry friends! 🤗

Lina's services

At the sitter's home

Doggy Day Care
Doggy Day Care
Daytime care for your dog at the sitter's home.
10 AUD for each additional pet
40 AUD
/day
Dog Boarding
Dog Boarding
Overnight stay at the sitter's home
15 AUD for each additional pet
50 AUD
/night

At your home

Dog Walking
Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
10 AUD for each additional pet
20 AUD
/walk
One home visit a day
One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
30 AUD
/day
House Sitting
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
60 AUD
/night
Two home visits a day
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
50 AUD
/day

Lina also offers

Dog training
Grooming
Pick up / drop off

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. one day before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

Note: All times are based on the sitter’s time zone

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Dog Boarding
Jayne, 2024-01-15

Lina was fabulous. I would book her again, no problem!

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About Lina's Home

Accepted pets

Puppies
< 1 year
Dog sizes
0-80 kg
Dog ages
0-20 years
Cats
all kinds
Ferrets
all kinds
Small animals
rodents, rabbits, ...

Lina's home

An apartment
A medium outdoor area
Has no kids
24/7 supervision
A fully fenced backyard
Emergency transport

Walking areas

Nearby off-leash dog area
Urban & City park

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English & Other
< 1 years of experience
I have experience pet sitting and have even cat-sat 4 cats simultaneously for a few weeks! I have experience administering prescription medication for eye infections in cats in the form of antibiotic ointment and eye drops. I also have experience in ensuring that pets are well cared for and kept separate for necessary reasons such as cat flu. I have experience dealing with cats with cat flu, food aggression, behavioural issues and have practical experience rehabilitating rescued cats with a rough past who are hostile towards other pets and some humans. I have trained cats to use the cat litter correctly, including how to teach them to bury their litter, how to avoid scratching furniture or knocking down items and have trained them to respond to commands such as “come here” “jump up” “sit” and more by using positive reinforcement such as treats or chin scratches! I also have practical experience in introducing new pets to each other as I have introduced a resident cat to a new kitten successfully and they now get along well and are best of friends despite their rough backgrounds. I also have my own cat litter, cat tree, scratching posts, toys, treats, and drinking fountain as well as other pet items as I enjoy treating pets and seeing them excited and happy! I enjoy walking dogs and have experience doing so. I also ensure that I undertake extensive research and ask a lot of questions as I understand that each pet is different and unique in their own way so I try to develop a strong relationship with each pet through increasing my knowledge and experience. My aim is to ensure that each pet is that I’m offering the best possible environment and conditions for pets to feel most comfortable, healthy and happy!

Experience with

Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

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Lina

Lina

A caring and dependable pet-sitter with experience!

Newtown
Doggy Day Care
Doggy day care
Daytime care, at the sitter's home
10 AUD for each additional pet
40 AUD
/day
All services and rates
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Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. one day before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

Note: All times are based on the sitter’s time zone

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